Richter Center Student Leadership Program: Our Values


We are dedicated to positively impacting our community through service.  We strive to…

  • Provide service that is meaningful to both the server and the recipient.
  • Respect the dignity, worth, and right to self-determination of the individual or group being served.
  • Develop a lifelong ethic of service.
  • Approach service experiences with an open mind and open heart.
  • Selflessly give our time, talents, skills, and compassion to be servant leaders in our own communities.


We are committed to fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within our team.  We strive to…

  • Support each other when facing challenges and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Encourage vulnerability and practice empathy.
  • Empower individuals to recognize their own gifts and agency.
  • Extend kindness and gratitude in our interactions.
  • Collaborate by incorporating multiple voices and skills to achieve a shared goal.


We believe that in holding ourselves to high standards we can rise to meet them.  We strive to…

  • Stay curious in moments of conflict and assume good intent.
  • Always practice honesty and openness.
  • Hold ourselves accountable to the things we say and the commitments we make.
  • Honor the trust we’ve built within our team.


We are invested in the personal and professional development of our team.  We strive to…

  • Engage in a reflective practice to both identify areas for growth and recognize how far we’ve come.
  • Fail forward–viewing failures as opportunities to learn and thrive.
  • Grow at our own pace and encourage each other throughout the process, meeting people where they are.
  • Develop as courageous leaders who are vulnerable and are committed to the team.